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 Post subject: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:13 pm 
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DON'T TAKE IT APART TO SEE HOW IT IS WITHOUT THE BALL BEARINGS!

The person who got it for me was complaining about the clicking, so I unscrewed the corner bits and took the bearings and springs out and put it back together to show her, and now they won't stay in. :(

So, just leave them in, okay?

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:31 pm 
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theVDude wrote:
DON'T TAKE IT APART TO SEE HOW IT IS WITHOUT THE BALL BEARINGS!

The person who got it for me was complaining about the clicking, so I unscrewed the corner bits and took the bearings and springs out and put it back together to show her, and now they won't stay in. :(

So, just leave them in, okay?

I have taken them in and out twice with no issues whatsoever.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:34 pm 
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:( Mine pop out AFTER I put them back in and screw the corner back together tight. :(

Ugh, one corner back together. Off to find the missing spring now, though. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Hmm. Are you pushing the screws back all the way and making sure they are in and down before placing in the balls? THEN screwing it down completely?

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:41 pm 
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At least one corner came back together right. Found a missing spring, recounted, and now a bearing is missing. :(

I'll find it, though!

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:47 pm 
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theVDude wrote:
At least one corner came back together right. Found a missing spring, recounted, and now a bearing is missing. :(

I'll find it, though!

If you are unable to find them in the end, I am sure someone around here has some extras. If not, I can sacrifice some from my skewb. =)

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:04 pm 
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It doesn't matter, it turns out that TWO of the bearing holes got broken/enlarged, and the bearing can pass through them. Two different corners, though, so it will be okay and still click, just a bit less on some turns. :(

A slightly larger bearing should fix that, though, so I'll see what I can find to use if it's not okay.

It turned out fine, actually. :D It's not terrible without them in, either, so if anything goes wrong I'll just keep them ALL removed.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:26 pm 
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theVDude wrote:
It doesn't matter, it turns out that TWO of the bearing holes got broken/enlarged, and the bearing can pass through them. Two different corners, though, so it will be okay and still click, just a bit less on some turns. :(

A slightly larger bearing should fix that, though, so I'll see what I can find to use if it's not okay.

It turned out fine, actually. :D It's not terrible without them in, either, so if anything goes wrong I'll just keep them ALL removed.

Well, I am certainly glad everything turned out all right. Good luck finding some larger bearings.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:41 am 
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I don't know if this makes anyone happier, but it is not owner's personal fault, but a mold defect.

One of the holes of the corners is bigger than the ball, therefore ball can easily fall out.
As you can see on the pictures, all four corner is defected the same way, and it seems to be known by the manufacturer as there are small papers put into the holes to hold the balls.
Of course that won't hold the ball too long...

Mine broke after 2-3 turns right out of the box.
The pictures shows the state of the puzzle right after the opening and falling apart.

I wrote/sent pictures to Meffert's to let them know about it at the 9th of december, no answer so far...

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
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I realised this was the case with one of my bearings. I fixed it by slotting a tiny little piece of material in the hole to wedge the bearing in there.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:36 pm 
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I'm actually glad I brought this up, then!

Another bearing popped out at work. :( I'm storing it in the yellow/green corner of my fisher's cube :D

Also, since I have 25 minutes at work and nothing to do, I'm making all the vinyl grooves on my jing's pyraminx line up, like they should be.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:34 pm 
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several of mine have fallen out on their own.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
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My Jing's Pyraminx should be arriving in a few days, so I'll see what it is like then. A few of my Skewb bearings fall out on their own also, and I haven't taken then out at all before.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
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I assume people have problems with the pieces popping too?

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
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It's very poppy, yes.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:25 am 
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Yes, popping confirmed...

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I'm actually glad I brought this up, then!

Yes, me too, thanks.
I was to bring it up with the pics, but had better things to do, but then you started the thread, so was easier to add the pics :-)

I bought 5 pcs, meant to be gifts, but now they just stay there, I was frustrated so didn't even bother to open them :-[


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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:30 am 
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My mother was babysitting a younger girl, about 8, at our house and I gave her some of my cubes to play with because she was bored. She was turning the Jing's pyraminx and it popped and she cried for half an hour because she thought she had destroyed it. =/

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:41 am 
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Ya, mine can't make it through a solve without a few pops. Anyone know the best way to tighten a Skewb mechanism? My Golden Cube doesn't pop nearly as often as my Jing's Pyraminx. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:46 pm 
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Mine also pops a lot too. I think it might be because of the low spring tension. It is a skewb mod so you can take off a cap and tighten the screws to increase the tension. This should reduce the amount of popping.

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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:56 pm 
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Ya, I dropped it on the floor, so 3 caps fell off. Then, I put a washer under one of the screws. This made it a lot tighter, and though its tighter on one side than the others, you can't even tell after you lube it. It turns very nicely now, and rarely pops. I can average sub-25 now, and my best time was sub 9.

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6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:20 am 
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Funmonkey/Charlie,

I had a similar experiance on Christmas eve,
My brother's family was visiting.
I let my neices paly with some of my puzzzles.
This kept them quite for a while until the 5 year old burst into tears because she had just "broken" my Jings pyraminx!
I showed her how to put it back together, to get her to stop crying.
Then she refused to play with it anymore!


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 Post subject: Re: Jing's Pyraminx Bearings
PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:19 am 
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Yea, that's funny that someone popped your cube and says,'I'm sorry I broke it.'

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